The People's Food Co-op is more than your average grocery store.  It is a place to learn, gather, and have fun. Check out all these great events...


Saturday
Aug232014

Kalamazoo Farmers' Market!

WHEN: Saturdays (May – November), 7am-2pm | Tuesdays and Thursdays, (June - October), 7am-2pm 

 

WHERE: 1204 Bank St., Kalamazoo, 49001 

 

WHAT: People's Food Co-op is proud to manage the Kalamazoo Farmers' Market! Our purpose is to connect consumers directly to food sources through honest relationships and to support local food businesses through a vibrant market culture.


The Market is open Saturdays, May through November! Our Kalamazoo Farmers' Market Manager, Chris Broadbent, is available to answer questions. Find more information on market vendors, news, and events at the Kalamzoo Farmers' Market website.

Wednesday
Aug272014

PFC's 100-Mile Market

WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, from 3pm until 7pm 

 

WHERE: Parking Lot of the People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT:  Join us for the 100-Mile Market every Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm, May through October! All food sold at this market is required to be grown or produced within 100 miles of Kalamazoo. 

 

We accept Bridge Cards at the market, and we'll be participating again in the Double Up Food Bucks! SNAP benefits customers, bring your Bridge Card to the market to get your SNAP tokens. In June, SNAP benefits will be matched up to $20 for fresh Michigan-grown fruits and veggies! That's $20 for free!

 

For vendors interested in participating in the market, please contact 100-Mile Market coordinator at farmhand@peoplesfoodco-op.org.

 

Vendor list:

Young Earth Farm
Wiltse Kitchen
Linden Farm
Youz Guys Sausage
Lily Hill Farm
Trybal Revival
LovIn Oven
Crepes by the Lakes
Mattawan Artisan Creamery
Mamaleelu Cold Brew
Sunshine Silo Market Garden
Show Me the Fork
Bonamego Farm
Pop City Popcorn
Tabitha Farm Urban Homestead & Community Garden
Flat Foot Farm
Underhill Farm
Under the Stone Garden
K Vlietstra Greenhouse
The Adventures of Barb & Tammy
Swoon Sauce
Red Bud Farm
Steve Williams Private Gardner
Delizia Deli
Pretty Lake Camp
League of Conservation Voters
Spring-Fed Farm

Wednesday
Aug272014

Can It, Yo! at the 100-Mile Market

WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 3-7pm

 

WHERE: People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Join our second annual food preservation party at the 100-Mile Market! 

In honor of the abundance of summer, we’re throwing a canning, pickling, and fermentation bash, full of kids’ activities, live music, educational cooking demos, and more. Buy fresh produce in bulk and preserve it to last all winter.  

 

Celebrity DUNK TANK to benefit Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes! Canned goods = free throws! 

 

First 200 kids get a FREE food-filled coloring book

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:
3:10 - Canning peaches with Ken Wiltse
4:10 - Lacto-fermentation with Heather Colburn & Hristina Petrovska
5:10 - Canning tomatoes with Lori Evesque
6:10 - Kimchi making with Nabe from Bonamego Farms

 

Thursday
Aug282014

Free Movie Screening: FED UP!

WHEN: Thursday, August 28 5:30pm and 8pm

 

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
180 Portage St, Kalamazoo

 

WHAT: Fair Food Matters and the People's Food Co-op are proud to present two free public screenings of the new film, FED UP, which claims to be "the film the food industry doesn't want you to see." Although this is a free event, registration is required! Please register here.

 

 

Monday
Sep152014

Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, September 15, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm

 

WHERE: The People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Volunteers are what make co-ops great, and we believe we've got some of the best volunteers in the country!  If you've applied to volunteer at People's, you'll first need to attend an orientation session, where we'll make sure you have everything you need to join our all-star team.  Please RSVP with our volunteer coordinator today!

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, check out our Help Out page.  

Wednesday
Sep172014

Owner Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, September 17, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm 

 

WHERE: The People's Food Co-op

507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

 

WHAT: Perhaps you are a PFC owner, but you're not really sure what that means? Maybe you just became an owner and want an introduction to the store? Join us for one of our new monthly owner orientations! Gain a better understanding about Co-op ownership, learn more about your Co-op, and meet other PFC owners and staff. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP with our Volunteer Coordinator.

Monday
Oct062014

PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, October 6 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm 

 

WHERE: Ignertia (518 E North St, Kalamazoo)

 

WHAT: Join our Board of Directors and participate in the governance of your Co-op! 

The PFC Board will not be meeting in September because of the holiday. We'll resume regular meetings in October.

The Board normally meets the first Monday of each month. Our meetings are open to the public and all owners and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information visit the Board of Directors page.